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Celebrate All that’s Left of the Mango Season!

So, it’s that time of the year, when we get to savour the luscious and juicy Mango. Aptly called the ‘King of Fruits’, our Mango mania is what makes the summers acceptable! Mango, in Mumbai is no less than a celebrity; it makes headlines upon its arrival.

Mango delights us every time because there’s so much we can do with them. After all, how many food items stand tall on taste and nutrition, both! If I listen to my whims and fancies, I’d add Mango juice even to my cup of tea! Wait – Google tells me that’s a possibility – How cool is that!!

From the trees, to the hands of the chefs in the restaurants of Mumbai, every Mango has a story; not to mention the joy these chefs get, when they put in their creativity to dish out an innovative Mango dessert. Move over from the Shakes, Aamras, Pannas, and ice-creams, it’s time that you taste the royalty of Mango with a sprinkle of novelty.

Since the season of the king of fruits has already set in, and about to end, you should definitely visit these places to truly celebrate your love for Mango, in Mumbai.

Indulge till the season lasts!

 

CRISPY MANGO SPECIALTY MAKI AT YUUKA – PALLADIUM HOTEL, LOWER PAREL

 

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Sushi lovers will drool at this! Let your Mango maniac taste buds rejoice with the combination of fresh tuna enclosed in paper-thin sheet of tempura, with juicy mangoes at the top. This dish promises a burst of flavours with every bite – sweet Mango, spicy mayonnaise and tangy Yuzu honey, each of them will play a different tune on your tongue.

 

ALFIE AT THE WHITE OWL BREWERY AND BISTRO, LOWER PAREL

 

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Alfie is a total Mango delight – a moderate body brew with the tang of mango and a fruity aroma is sure to win hearts and cool you down. The White Owl Brewery and Bistro is known for its experimental cuisines, and Alfie, the Mango Ale is a must have.

 

INDIAN SUMMER AT BLUE FROG, LOWER PAREL

 

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BlueFROG’s Indian Summer will entice you with its bright yellow colour. Shake off the summer heat with the most popular drink at Blue Frog. This Vodka cocktail laced with fresh mangoes, mint and lime juice adds a delicious spicy kick with each sip. This icy cool, refreshing Mango delight shouldn’t be missed out.

 

MANGO LASSI AT KAILASH MANDIR, DADAR EAST

 

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With soaring temperature, one can beat the heat with a glass of chilled Lassi, it can even cool down the scorching sun! Now imagine the flavour of Mango mixed with a concoction of whipped curd and sugar – that’s Mango Lassi for you. The best place in Mumbai to have it is Kailash Mandir; this place is constantly crowded and the delicious Lassi is the reason.

 

GREEN MANGO + MINT MARGARITA AT SANCHO’S, COLABA

 

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Sweet, cool, and refreshing, this drink is a perfect combo! Cure your Mango mania with the icy infusion of green Mango and fresh Mint. Feeling the chill, are you?

 

MANGO STICKY RICE AT ELLIPSIS, COLABA

 

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This Thai Speciality is a must have for people who have a sweet tooth. For starters, this tops the chart for being a chef’s creative excellence, and with each bite you’ll wonder if there can be a Mango dessert better than this, in the whole wide world. Mango Sticky Rice is a delectable combination of Mango and Sticky Rice topped with ginger scented, homemade toasted tahini. The sides served with are bizarre, but appetising. Sesame shortbread, fresh and ripe Mango, dehydrated milk cracker, coconut ice cream, lemon curd and the magical passion fruit. You have to eat it to believe it!

 

ALPHONSO AND CRAB MANGO SALAD WITH JICAMA, SWEET PEPPERS AND CILANTRO AIOLI AT THE TABLE, COLABA

 

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Those who are weight-watching can enjoy the flavour of Mango in Mumbai in this fresh salad; this will satisfy you without any guilt, and add a boost to your Mango mania. Dig this bowl of green happily and let your mouth fantasise the upheaval of sweet and salty flavours blended with juicy alphonso mangoes and fleshy crabs.

 

MANGO-CHILE BASA/CHICKEN AT CHILI’S GRILL AND BAR, POWAI

 

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Shout out to our meat-eating friends: the basa or grilled chicken here is seasoned beautifully with six-pepper blend, displays some serious culinary flair. With a dish so appealing, we daresay even our vegetarian readers may be tempted to let their defences down!

If you are bored of the simple grilled chicken, or Basa fish, you should definitely give this a try. Not only delectable, this is a culinary masterpiece – a perfect example of beauty and taste! With every bite you will relish the rainbow of spices; the meat is grilled to perfection and glazed with habanero mango and decorated with chopped pieces of ripe mango, cilantro, diced avocado, and homemade pico de gallo.

 

MANGO MILKSHAKE AT BACHELOR’S JUICE HOUSE, CHOWPATTY

 

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Who doesn’t love Mango shake? And if you are tired of making it at home, you should head to Chowpatty and try this one. The frothy and creamy, yet light, mango milkshake will transport you to heaven in an instant!

 

MANGO COMPOTE CREPE AT SUZZETTE, NARIMAN POINT

 

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This recipe by Chef Karishma Dalal is bliss for all saccharine lovers. Buckwheat crepes layered with syrupy sweet Mango compote with a hint of cinnamon is a pleasure to the palette. This is an absolute Mango delight, and will captivate your senses to the core.

 

MYSTIC MANGO TART AT THE SASSY SPOON, NARIMAN POINT

 

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The Sassy Spoon has reinvented and welcomed the Mango in Mumbai in a beautiful and delicious way. The combination of a fresh Mango tart and tender Coconut pastry cream is just the right thing to do! Add it to you must have list.

 

CREPES WITH CARAMELIZED MANGO, CHOCO CHIPS AND RUM BUTTER SAUCE AT WOODSIDE INN, COLABA 

 

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The caramel glazed crepes filled with ripe mango cubes, mixed with rum butter sauce and chocolate chips is totally irresistible. Gorging on this alluring Mango dessert won’t be considered as a sin, would it?

 

MANGO WAFFLES AT ELLIPSIS, COLABA

 

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Mango, Mango, Mango! An overdose of Mango that you will fall in love with. Mango cheesecake waffles served with Mango lime sauce and ripe & fresh Mango chunks, you can never share it with anyone else.

 

AAM RAS AT GOLDEN STAR THALI, GIRGAUM

 

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The Aam Ras here is superbly home-like and will satiate your Mango Mania like nobody else’s business. Quick suggestion – Go on a Sunday to enjoy an unlimited quantity of Aam Ras.

 

MANGO TART AT INDIGO DELI, LOWER PAREL

 

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Light, and thick, both at the same time! Sinfully delicious. Aesthetically perfect. Crunchy and soft! What more do you need? Try it, to define it!

 

MANGO, LIQUORICE WITH COCONUT SORBET AT GUPPY, MAHALAXMI

 

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Slices of mango served with smooth coconut sorbet and topped with liquid Liquorice creates a flawless sweet and tangy mishmash on your palate. This dish ups the cool quotient of the Mango in its family.

 

CHILLI & FRESH MANGO PALETAS AT SANCHO’S, COLABA 

 

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Feel the chill with Sancho’s Mango Paleta. An icy, fresh mango juice popsicles with ripe mango cubes, chipotle, and green chillies added inside, sitting on the top of a sugarcane skewer. Mouth-watering, yes!

 

MANGO ADVENTURES AT STARBUCKS, MULTIPLE OUTLETS

 

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When you are on a trial spree, why leave Starbucks! It has introduced a limited edition mango creation, exclusively in India, because of the season. The Alphonso Mango Frappuccino and the baked Mango yogurt are to die for! Get your hands on them while you can.

Now, let your gastronomic juices flow with these chart-topping culinary brilliances.

Dedicate what’s left of this summer to the King of Fruits, Mango. Wish you a handful and mouthful Mango season!

The Rolling Pin

Restaurant Review – The Rolling Pin!

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.

The Rolling Pin is not just a cafe, it’s THE cafe to be at in Lower Parel!

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The posh location, the lavish entrance, the absolutely delectable food is the reason why I’ve fallen for The Rolling Pin. After trying different restaurants weekend-by-weekend, I finally found a soul satisfying cafe in Mumbai.

The Rolling Pin, Lower Parel is bang opposite High Street Phoenix. There goes the trouble of locating the cafe!

 

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Restaurant Ratings:

Location: 4/5
Ambience: 3.9/5
Food: 4.5/5
Service: 5/5
Overall: 4/5

 

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We went there to try their scrumptious breakfast menu, but instead their dessert menu interested us. THE LOVE FOR DESSERTS SHALL NEVER DIE!

From the moment we stepped out of our car, we had fallen in love with the place. The entire setup exhibits the feeling of London in Mumbai. I love how these small parts of Mumbai, make the city liveable. The Rolling Pin is a perfect getaway cafe after a long day at work, and an absolutely apt destination to chill at the weekends.

Enough of the location, let’s get talking about the real deal.

FOOD!

I’ve irrevocably fallen in love with The Rolling Pin’s Menu! When you read it, you want it all. Every dish on the menu sounds delectable. They put you in a fix over what to order.

 

Check the menu out here:

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Here are some of my favourites-

  • Tiramisu Nespresso
  • Madagascar Hot Chocolate
  • Classic Waffles with Nutella Spread on it
  • Pancakes with honey & blueberry compote (We also asked for cream cheese to go with the pancakes 😉 )
  • Mexican Tycoon
  • Raspberry Princess
  • Chocolate Mousse Bar

The lovely captures of my favourites!

 

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Madagascar Hot Chocolate & Kashmiri Kawha

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Chocolate Mousse Bar

 

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Pancakes with Honey & Blueberry

 

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Classic Waffles with Nutella

 

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Raspberry Princess

 

With everything so delectable, our only regret was ordering Kashmiri Kawha. I wouldn’t say it tasted foul, but it just wasn’t my pot of tea 😉

Everything else was beyond compare.

Would I go there again? YES, a thousand times over!

 

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The Review-ers!

The Review-ers!

You can follow us on Instagram to see our fantastic memories at The Rolling Pin!

Don’t forget to visit the restaurant, it’s truly a paradise for food lovers.

Happy eating!

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27 Sublime Locations to Enjoy Breakfast in Mumbai!

Breakfast in Mumbai is ignored more than anything in this maximum city!

Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of every person’s life. Well, at least it should be, as we all know that breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day!

We are all aware of how competitive the life is today. Blessed are those who don’t have to rush anywhere in the morning, and actually have the time to take it slow!

Well, that’s 20% of us!

The rest of us don’t even have a minute to spare from our everyday routine. Thus, breakfast in Mumbai means different for different people. Some may settle down with quick sunny-side up eggs, while others are blessed with wholesome snacks. In today’s time it is reduced to coffee on the go!

Moreover, coffee is Instagramable too!

Whichever is the case, it’s for sure the most essential meal of the day. There’s even a quote about how important breakfast is, “One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast”.

While most of us rush every morning, breakfasts are hardly given any importance. When was the last time you spent an hour to make, enjoy, and finish your breakfast?

I guess never!

It’s one thing to be tired of making your own breakfast, and another to ignore it to the core! We all fantasize about a lip smacking breakfast exactly for 3 seconds when we wake up.

Well, it’s time to serve that fantasy!

Because, breakfast in Mumbai should not be disappointing. We are the city of food, and the city that never sleeps.

Here are some restaurants that serve breakfast in Mumbai that will change your idea of breakfast; they will keep you fuelled till lunch!

So, feed your breakfast fantasy, and look no further than these 27 breakfast joints in Mumbai!

 

1. Breakfast tray at Colaba Social

 

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Colaba Social is the coolest co-working space cum restaurant there is in Mumbai. They let you host meetings, and serve scrumptious meals to your table. What else could one ask for while working?

They offer variety of breakfast trays, out of which ‘Last Night’ is extremely filling. It includes Virgin Mary, Eggs, Bacon, Bananas, Vitamin water, Toast, and Water to keep you hydrated.

The best thing you could avail at Colaba Social is the ‘Hangover discount’, where you just have to show your last night’s bill.

 

2. Eggs Kejriwal at Theobroma

 

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Kejriwal may belong to Delhi in person, but we sure can have one for breakfast. That just sounds so wrong! Eggs Kejriwal is an open chilli cheese toast tagged along with a fried egg placed on top.

This food item was originally served to the members of the Willingdon Club. Theobroma made it available even to the aam aadmi like ourselves.

Thus, make the most of your morning with Eggs Kejriwal at the nearest Theobroma outlet.

 

3. Giant Jamjar Popeye at Jamjar Diner

 

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JamJar is an all day open diner based out of Versova, Mumbai. The restaurant received much appreciation from suburban Mumbaikars for their all day long breakfast menu.

Their menu includes American style breakfast items like Nutella along with Banana Pancakes, Fluffy Egg White omelet, Spicy Jalapeno with Melted Quesso Waffles, and more!

Their Giant JamJar Popeye is to die for! The dish basically is poached eggs sitting perfectly on creamed spinach and crisp cheddar jalapeno waffle.

 

4. Smoked Salmon + Wasabi breakfast bagel at Smoke House Deli

 

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Smoke House Deli will surprise you with their four page long breakfast menu. They have amazing variety in almost all categories of breakfast, leaving you to wonder what to order, and what not.

Beware, you will want to order one from every category!

They have a large section of eggs, croissants, and of course absolutely delectable muffins! They have recently added Smoked Salmon with Wasabi Breakfast Bagel in their menu. Pair it with one of their cooler concoctions and you’ll set the mood right for the rest of the day!

 

5. Waffles Croque Madame at The Pantry

 

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The Pantry has never failed to woo its guests given its location and old school French charm. But, these two aren’t the sole factors, the food here is soul-pleasing!

This is perfect for people who love the Parisian feel. Visit The Pantry to try their Waffles Croque Madame made with local ham béchamel and sunny side up eggs served topped with homemade bacon jam! It’s heavenly!

 

6. Marble Eggs at Tea Trails

 

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Tea Trails is the most sorted place for professionals working in BKC. Early for work? Then, just grab a quick bite at Tea Trails.

Also because, it’s the most sorted breakfast for your day.

You will find everything from Poha, Upma, Fruity Pancakes, Low fat Granolas, and Marble Eggs. I vote for Marble Eggs as they’re not just Instagram friendly, but they also come with complimentary cuppa! (Or was that just for me, I wonder! )

 

7. Crème Brulee French Toast at Terttulia

 

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Pune and Mumbai never seem to go hand-in-hand, until Terttulia opened an outlet in Mumbai. Originally from Pune, the restaurant has managed well to sink its roots deep into the soil of Mumbai.

They serve fresh juices, homemade granola with milk / yogurt, waffles, and so much more! The French Toast here is to die for! They soak it overnight in cream, and then toast it. Later, it is stuffed with cream, and then bruleed with brown sugar. It’s freakin’ delectable!

There’s something more for bacon lovers. This lovely French Toast is further accompanied by crispy Bacon strips. Don’t eat Pork? Worry not! Because, the dish is also served with Chicken Sausage.

So, choose what you must!

 

8. Breakfast in a bottle at Nutcracker

 

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Nutcracker is a delight for late risers due to its all-day breakfast menu. So, wake up when you please because Nutcracker will serve you breakfast anytime you ask for it!

They serve everything from Salli eggs (a Parsi speciality) to Upma. So, you have a variety to choose from. They also serve breakfast in a bottle, glee for professionals on the run.

Thus, it doesn’t matter what time you wake up, breakfast in Mumbai is always ready to please you!

 

9. The Yogi’s Breakfast at The Yoga House

 

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The Yoga House is an absolute delight for anybody who is calorie conscious. As the name suggests, The Yoga House serves breakfast which will make you feel light, and energetic throughout the day.

The breakfast menu at The Yoga House will help you cleanse and feel light with multi-vitamin juice, oat porridge, along with tea / coffee.

The Yoga House also home delivers around their vicinity. Thus, feeling fresh and lively with a breakfast in Mumbai is just a phone call away!

 

10. Full House at Leaping Windows

 

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Leaping Windows is my absolute favourite cafe, be it any time of the day! But, their breakfast menu makes me visit them time and again.

Their Full House (pork/chicken) breakfast comprises of your choice of eggs, bacon and pork sausages or roasted chicken and chicken sausages. This is further complemented with mash potato or wilted spinach along with your choice of refreshment like tea, coffee or watermelon juice.

Isn’t this how mornings should begin?

 

11. Shakshouka at Le café

 

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Le Cafe is an eggy paradise, and is surrounded by jolly egg lovers all the time. You would be lucky to find a table here!

That being said, Le Cafe’s signature dish Shakshouka is what keeps me coming back to this tiny joint! Have this with a toast, and order a fresh fruit juice to wash this down, and you’re sorted till lunch!

Here’s a glitch- This beauty is only served at their Chembur outlet.

 

12. Elvis Bagel at The Bagel Shop

 

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The Bagel Shop promises to serve you breakfast in Mumbai that feels like New York. The restaurant has a beautiful setting, enough to make for pleasant mornings.

While the restaurant has a lot to offer, their Elvis Bagel is a real treat. It’s simply an open bagel with peanut butter, nutella and bananas!

If this doesn’t count as a must eat breakfast in Mumbai, I don’t know what does! (Actually, I do. Read the rest 26 options!)

 

13. Pizza by the Bay

 

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Whether you like the food here or not, you’re sure going to enjoy the breakfast at Pizza By The Bay. Why, you ask? The view, that’s why!

Pizza By The Bay is located right across Marine Drive. Trust me, the view from Pizza By The Bay is beyond amazing.

Their menu for breakfast is quite extensive which includes poached eggs, waffles, freshly baked croissant, and homemade granola. Though, that’s just to name a few. I say, side it up with a pint of beer, and Hola, a movie scene!

 

14. Café Mondegar

 

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Just another gem in SoBo! Cafe Mondegar, frequented by both Indians and Foreigners, has an old American Diner like feel to it.

The food is also inspired by the American style eating habits. The menu includes many varieties of omelets and sausages!

 

15. Eat around the corner

 

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Well, welcome to a all white restaurant, you’ll! Eat Around The Corner earlier was just Around The Corner. The restaurant is extremely neat and looks extremely clean.

Visit this restaurant for some good English breakfast, varieties of salads, and desserts.

 

16. French Toast and baked beans with toast at Villa Vandre

 

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Villa Vandre screams European from every corner. Be it the food, or the interiors, it’s all inspired by Europe. Villa Vandre includes absolutely delectable menu, which includes yummy Pancakes topped with Maple syrup, French toast, customized omelets, and also baked beans with toast.

 

17. Kala Ghoda Café

 

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Kala Ghoda is an art gallery complemented with a cafe and a bakery. When at Kala Ghoda, apart from enjoying the art in the gallery, you can order from a variety of food.

For a delicious, and filling breakfast, I recommend you to have some waffles with your choice of tea / coffee. This will surely make your morning special, and lets you enjoy your breakfast in Mumbai.

 

18. Salt Water Café

 

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Spending your mornings at Salt Water cafe will not just make for a delectable breakfast, but will also make you feel sophisticated for the rest of your days. The restaurants wooden furniture shines bright in the morning sunlight.

You will fall in love with Salt Water Cafe’s breakfast spread which consists of different varieties of eggs, smoked bacon pancakes, breakfast bagel sandwich, French toast, and croissant sandwich.

 

19. Suzette Creperie and Café

 

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The regular breakfast of Dosa, Upma, Dhokla, can bore the Indian in you. When this happens, welcome Suzette Creperie and Cafe in your life!

Their breakfast menu has tremendous assortments that will please your taste buds. They serve amazing crepes which can be complemented with tea, coffee, and varieties of smoothies.

 

20. Café Zoe

 

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Cafe Zoe is guilty of winning a lot of hearts in Mumbai. This is one restaurant that can give you a quiet morning breakfast in Mumbai, to a buzzing place in the evening within a blink of an eye!

They do not have to make any efforts whatsoever to gather the crowd. Well, all thanks to the food and the ambience at this amazing cafe.

When at Cafe Zoe, you can try your hands on Waffles, Pancakes, Scones, Toasts, which can be accompanied by your choice of tea, coffee, or smoothie.

Cafe Zoe is simply fabulous!

 

21. Fat Man’s Café

 

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Fat Man’s Cafe is all about color and quirk! Visiting this cafe in the morning is sure to get you chirpy, and will leave you feeling fresh for the day ahead.

Needless to say, Fat Man’s Cafe has a lot on their menu. Enough to satisfy any man’s need. You must try their Nutella coffee shake for breakfast. Apart from this, they also serve cereals, mushroom on toast, hash browns, and banana peanut butter shake.

Eat it all; we’re all thin on the insides!

 

22. Brunch N Munch

 

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Cramped in Malad, Brunch ‘N’ Munch is a small cafe perfect for breakfast, and brunch in Mumbai. They mostly serve English breakfast, and seem to be quiet popular among the locals.

Their menu consists of some extremely delicious food like Frittata, Baked beans on toast, waffles with choco sauce and ice cream, Bacon Pancake, Banana Pancake, and more!

 

23. Lotus Café

 

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Lotus Cafe screams elegance and royalty from the moment you step in. Be it the interiors, or the food, Lotus Cafe will prove to be the epitome of elegance at every step.

Many visit Lotus Cafe to escape the crazy rush of Mumbai for just a little while.The large hall of the restaurant looks out over landscaped grounds towards the ocean.

The buffet here is unmatched for in the entire city!

You must eat here at least once. Just to get the feel of elegance and sophistication!

 

24. Haji Ali Juice Centre

 

 

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Haji Ali Juice centre is known to open its shutters at 5am in the morning. They are ready with fresh juices, and you’ll start noticing the rush outside Haji Ali from the moment they open.

They serve fruit juices, pizzas, sandwiches, faloodas, and a plethora of different food items. All this with an amazing seaside view is something no Mumbaikar should miss.

Haji Ali Juice Centre is the most sort after in Haji Ali, as it serves you good, quality food along the seaside. The seaview is known to take away all the stress, leaving you with sheer bliss for the rest of the day!

 

25. Jimmy Boy

 

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Jimmy Boy is definitely not for early risers, as the cafe opens at 11am! So, sleep in a day, wake up at your comfort, brush your teeth, and visit Jimmy Boy for a filling breakfast.

When at the restaurant, you must have Salli Per Edu, a combination of Eggs and fried potato straws. This can be enjoyed with a Bun Maska and a nice creamy Irani Chai.

They definitely have a lot to offer, but you won’t be complaining about our suggestion once you try it.

 

26. Indigo Deli

 

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The combination of their consistency and flavour makes Indigo Deli one of my favourite restaurants to have breakfast in Mumbai.

When at Indigo Deli, I simply order Eggs Benedict with closed eyes and deaf ears! I want nothing else, I came for nothing else! Eggs Benedict at Indigo Deli got me addicted to it largely because of their unmatched homemade hollandaise sauce.

You could also go for their pancakes, appam with stew, waffles, eggs in different ways, french toast, they all seem absolutely mouth watering too. But, the Eggs Benedict here is simply divine!

 

27. Breakfast in Mumbai by the Cyclewalas!

 

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Oh yes! Cyclewalas are the true beauty of breakfast in Mumbai. They have everything from idli, to Masala Dosa. If you’re lucky enough, they will even have tea ./ coffee.

Well, to add to this, breakfast in Mumbai is taking the healthiest route there is. As you can see even the cyclewalas serving fresh beetroot juice, carrot juice, and what not, early morning to the joggers!

Way to go Mumbai!

 

Wasn’t that appetizing? Tell us your take on the above, Mumbai’s best breakfast joints, or tell us some we didn’t cover in the comments below!

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Restaurant Review #2 : Zaffran.

How do you know you’re going to eat some delectable food in a restaurant?

Dine at Zaffran, for the most flavorful food, and trendy Indianised Dining (So they say!). Zaffran specializes in Mughlai, North Indian and Tandoori and they absolutely do justice to what they have on offer.

You do not have to worry about travelling half way around Mumbai to enjoy a meal at Zaffran. Why?

Because, Zaffran has more than one outlet in Mumbai. Thus, no matter where you’re in the city, you will have a Zaffran outlet somewhere close to you.

Zaffran Locations:

Infinity Mall, Malad West

R City Mall, Ghatkopar West

Mathuradas Mills, Lower Parel

Growell’s 101 Mall, Kandivali East

Hill Road, Bandra West

Crawford Market, CST

Inorbit Mall, Vashi

Korum Mall, Thane West

Do you see my point now? It doesn’t matter where you’re, you will find Zaffran!

Moreover, this also proves the success of the restaurant. If it didn’t do well, they wouldn’t dare open 8 outlets all around the city. News has it Zaffran is soon opening an outlet at Infinity, Mumbai. A balle-balle situation for people like me living close to Infinity Mall!

The ambience at Zaffran is royal; they leave you feeling as if you come from a royal background. Not just the ambience, but the staff there too is extremely patient and treats the customers like a gem!

That’s all about the staff and ambience, but am sure you must be wondering;

What about the food?

Mouthwatering. Eye Pleasing. Delectable. Beyond Compare.

These adjectives are just not enough to compliment the food at Zaffran! The food melts in your mouth; you cannot help but go ‘mmmm….’ after the first bite!

Here’s their entire Menu –

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Here’s what I had on my visit there –

 

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Dum Murg Shorba: Was it good? It was soothing! The soup felt like elixir to my body. The chicken was fresh and the soup was just the right quantity. Being the way I’m, I can get full on a soup! So, 1 by 2 is the way for all my soups.

Rating: 8.5/10

In starters we ordered,

Pudhina Paneer Tikka: It was lovely. I just wish it was a bit more on the spicier side. But, the rest of the meal covered up for Pudhina Paneer Tikka. #TeamWorkYouSee 😛

Rating: 6.5/10

Murg Zaffrani Tikka: This is a bit spicy, and is made in tandoor. Well, we ordered this dish as we believe in going with what the restaurant thinks they make the best. Every restaurant has their own set of specialties; Murg Zaffrani Tikka was one of the pièce de résistance of Zaffran.

Rating: 9/10

Lasooni Prawns: I blindly support what they say about this dish, it’s not the usual but it’s worth a try. It smells so tempting; you cannot wait for the waiter to leave before you start eating.

Rating: 10/10

In main course we were served,

Murg Anarkali: This dish has a rich taste of tomato. Well because, it’s base is tomato puree! Murg Anarkali with Butter Roti is a must have at Zaffran!

Rating: 8/10

Murg Biryani: The name says it’s going to be a plain, usual chicken biryani. But, it’s not! The Murg Biryani at Zaffran will leave you licking your fingers!

Rating: 10/10

This is all we had. Well, this may seem like a lot but for a team of three we believe we overate!

Lamentably, we couldn’t stick around for desserts as we had a meeting to attend and were super full with the entire meal. But, we have heard that the Caramel Custard, Chocolate Gateau, Rasmalai, Brownie with Choc Sauce are some of the hot favorite desserts at Zaffran. Thus, you can select either one of them to finish off your meal on a sweet note.

Zaffran offers you with a lot of variety in Tandoor, North Indian and Mughlai and thus we insist you pay them a visit soon!

Overall rating: 8.5/10

Did you ever eat at a Zaffran outlet? We would love to know your take on them in the comments below!

Also, don’t forget to check this out!

Restaurants in Mumbai

10+ Must-Visit Restaurants In Mumbai.

Bored of eating at the same restaurant again and again? Of course you will be!

Then, why don’t you experiment?

Let me tell you why;

Because you’re afraid of going to a place you haven’t eaten before at! You may believe the food to be stale, or the place to be unreasonably expensive, or the restaurant to be dirty, or the service to be way too slow! They are pretty valid reasons and one does need an assurance that the restaurant they visit will turn out to be acceptable. But, not experimenting with the restaurants in Mumbai will be just an amazing opportunity wasted!

At this point,

Don’t you wish you had a list of restaurants you could blindly trust?

Well, we got it covered for you!

We at The High Heel Talk, have collated a list of 10+ restaurants we trust blindly and you could too!

Best part? We swam the sea of restaurants in Mumbai and got you varieties of them!

Confused? I’m saying that, we have not limited ourselves to just one cuisine. Restaurants with Indian, Chinese, Italian, Japanese are all in here!

So, come swim with us from one restaurant to another! Select one new restaurant every time you decide to go eating out, avec any doubt!

Rush now, it’s time to make food memories in Mumbai!

 

Romano’s

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Romano’s is a state of art both inside and outside the kitchen. The interiors are bound to leave you spellbound and the food will make you believe that magic exists. It’s safe to call Romano the king of Italian cuisine!

Here’s an inside tip: Go to Mahesh Lunch Home if you’re a die-hard non-vegetarian. They serve great stuff and the ambience is good too!

Location: JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Area, Vile Parle, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Type of cuisine: Italian.

Time: 6.30 to 11.30 PM on most days

Famous for: The beautifully authentic Della case and Gnocchi Arrabbiata are a must try!

Alcoholic Beverages: Serves Alcohol (YAY!)

 

Mahesh Lunch Home

 

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Mahesh lunch home is for the times when you want to pamper yourself to some exquisite seafood dishes! Be prepared to get all messy with food before visiting this restaurant in Mumbai!

Here’s an inside tip: Go to Mahesh Lunch Home if you’re a die-hard non-vegetarian. They serve great stuff and the ambience is good too!

Location: Juhu Tara Road, Juhu.

                Cawasji Patel Street, Fort.

 Platinum Techno Park, Vashi.

 Sakinaka, Andheri-East.

Type of cuisine: North Indian, Chinese, and Mangalorean.

Time: 12noon to 3.30pm, 7pm to 12.30am

Famous for: Sea Food! Other than that, you should try Neer Dosa, Crispy Fried Garlic Chilly Prawns and Bombay Duck Fry.

Alcoholic Beverages: Not Available.

 

 Gajalee

 

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Gajalee offers you a delicious variety of seafood at a reasonable cost. The ambience of the restaurant makes you feel comfortable, and the staff too is pretty easy going.

Gajalee is a non-vegetarians delight with all the delicious delicacies. They do have delicacies for vegetarians but, I strongly recommend it to seafood lovers.

Location: Hanuman Road, Vile Parle East.

                 MIDC, Andheri East.

  High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel.

  Vile Parle West.

  7 Bungalows, Andheri West.

Type of cuisine: Seafood, North Indian, Mughlai

Time: 11am to 3.30pm, 7pm to 12 Midnight

Famous for: Bombil Fry and Veg Kadhai 

Alcoholic Beverages: Not Available.

 

 Village The Soul Of India

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 The ambience of this restaurant completely replicates it’s name. Eating in Village the soul of India feels very relaxing and will leave you feeling rejuvenated. With amazingly high quantity of starters, and delectable main course, eating at this restaurant is worth every penny. Though, personally I feel they could add in some more desserts!

Location: Raghuleela Mall, Kandivali West.

                  World Trade Center, Cuffe Parade.

R City Mall, Ghatkopar West.

Type of cuisine:. North Indian, Gujarati, Lucknowi, Maharashtrian, South Indian, Bengali, Street Food

Time: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM to 11 PM

Famous for: Authentic village ambiance in the heart of the city

Alcoholic Beverages: Not Available

 

Candies

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A fun place to catch up in Bandra, Candies gets your party grooving like no other restaurant in Mumbai. This place has it all. Great food, lively, fun and chic ambience and I really love the way seating arrangements done in this restaurant. The interiors will awe you and make a great backdrop for your selfies!

Got a treat coming up? This can be a good option!

Location: Pali Hill, Bandra West, Bandra Reclamation

Type of cuisine: Cafe, Fast Food, Bakery, Desserts, North Indian

Time: 8:30 AM to 10 PM

Famous for: Value-for-money meals

Alcoholic Beverages: Not available

 

 Hearsch Bakery

 

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Want to eat something good at cheap? Hearsch Bakery is your best bet in Bandra. Hidden in a colony, this place is always crowded with customers. Their Ginger Lemon is to kill for! And the Chicken burger is definitely better than you-know-where!  Go, live your college canteen days!

Location: Hill road Bandra West

Type of cuisine: Bakery, Desserts, Fast Food

Time: 10 AM to 10 PM

Famous for: Burgers and Desserts

Alcoholic Beverages: Not available

 

 Bademiyan

 

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Going to Sobo? Got time? Order at Bademiyan and sit by Marine Lines to eat. This experience is much better than sitting in an AC restaurant and staring at other’s table. Bademiyan is extremely famous for it’s chicken dishes and it’s variety of kebabs.

Location: Colaba, Fort

Type of cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai

Time: 11 AM to 1 AM

Famous for: It’s service until late at night

Alcoholic Beverages: Not Available

 

 Salt Water Café

 

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Salt Water Cafe is a must visit if you looking to drink great Sangrias in Mumbai. The sandwiches, rissotto, gnocchi are too good! My favourite desert in this restaurant has to be the chocolate cake with raspberry sorbet. It’s oh-so-delectable. Want to feel luxurious? Go pamper yourself in this elegant restaurant.

Location: Bandra Reclamation.

   Churchgate

Type of cuisine: European, Italian, Cafe.

Time: 9 AM to 1 AM

Famous for: Delectable breakfast spread

Alcoholic Beverages: Serves Alcohol (Yay!)

 

 Delhi Darbar

 

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If you ask me a synonym for chicken biryani, then Delhi Darbar is what I will say. Lip-smacking biryani and variety of dishes for starters and main course alike, Delhi Darbar is one of my favourite place to eat in when in Colaba. Eating a paan at the paan store right outside this restaurant has become a ritual for me!

Location: Colaba, South Mumbai

Type of cuisine: Mughlai, North Indian, Chinese.

Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM

Famous for: Authentic Mughlai food.

Alcoholic Beverages: Not Available

 

 Leopold Café & Bar

 

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They claim they’re getting better as they age. Many think the same! Leopold has been in Colaba since.. well, a very long time. A great place to chill with friends and some drinks. Food is good, and a favourite among both Indians and foreigners.

Location: Colaba

Type of cuisine: Chinese, Continental, North Indian

Time: 7:30 AM to 12 Midnight

Famous for: Its Ambience and beer on tap

Alcoholic Beverages: Available (Yay!)

 

 Café Mondegar

 

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There’s doodling all over the place, making the place an eye-candy. The food is good, and the staff there is attentive. The plus point of eating here is that it’s located in a very picturesque location so, a walk after over stuffing yourself won’t be a stress.

Location: 5A, Metro House, Colaba

Type of cuisine: Cafe, Italian, Chinese, Continental

Time: 7:30 AM to 11:30 PM

Famous for: Vegetable Grilled Sandwich, Classic Bolognaise

Alcoholic Beverages: Available (Yay!)

 

 Bora Bora

 

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A fun restaurant to dine in. If you’ve a really special occassion to celebrate, then this place is apt for that! They have great food, bartender is super fun and music will not let you get bored for even a moment!

Location: Bandra Talao, Bandra West.

Juhu Tara road, Juhu.

Lokhandwala, Andheri West

Type of cuisine: Continental, Malaysian, Chinese, North Indian

Time: 12 Noon to 1:30 AM

Famous for: Being A Quintessential Pub.

Alcoholic Beverages: Available (Yay!)

 

 Leaping Windows

 

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Leaping Windows is my run-to cafe on Sunday afternoons! If heaven had comics it would look like Leaping Windows Cafe. This cafe has one of the most interesting comic library in Mumbai, and serves absolutely delicious food to accompany you while you’re lost in another world. Read my review on Leaping Windows to know more about this beautiful comic cum cafe!

Location: Yari Road, Andheri West.

Type of cuisine: Italian and European.

Time: 10Am till 12 Midnight.

Famous for: Comic Library with Cafe.

Alcoholic Beverages:  Not Available.

 

The Homemade Cafe

 

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There is nothing to dislike about The Homemade Cafe, apart from the fact that it doesn’t serve alcohol. The Homemade Cafe is located on the main streets of Oshiwara, and is hard to miss while you’re passing by.

This cafe not just serves good food, and plays lovely music, but also has the most eye-pleasing decor in Mumbai. The Homemade Cafe with its look, and food will get you hitched to it real good!

Location: Oshiwara.

Type of cuisine: Italian.

Time: 12 noon till 11.30 pm.

Famous for: The European Decor.

Alcoholic Beverages:  Not Available.

 

 145, Bandra

 

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Well, if you don’t have weekend plans, make one. Because 145, Bandra is so worth your weekend. Located in Bandra, this restaurant in mumbai is seen visited by a lot of youngsters.

This restaurant doesn’t just serve good food, they also play the most amazing music. I went there to celebrate a colleagues birthday and oh man we fell in love with the place.

 

Location: Bandra.

Type of cuisine: Italian.

Time: 12 noon till 1.30 am.

Famous for: Upbeat vibe.

Alcoholic Beverages: Available.

 

You now have a list of restaurants in Mumbai you can visit blindfolded! Got some on your mind that I haven’t covered? List them in the comments below, I’ll include them ASAP. (If they deserve to be on this list.)

Anyway, go make some food memories all over Mumbai.

Leaping Windows

Restaurant Review #1 : Leaping Windows.

I had been hearing about Leaping Windows Comic cafe for quite some time now. I’ve heard a lot about the comics, the fun cushions, the interesting graphics on the wall, the food and mostly about the sinful hot chocolate! Listening to all this made me want to visit the comic library cum cafe ASAP! The awesomeness of this comic library cum cafe made me want to put up this leaping windows review. Want to read about more such restaurants? Then, read my take on all the must visit restaurants in mumbai.

Basically, Leaping Windows is a library for comics, graphic novels and manga in Mumbai. Started by bunch of three comic enthusiasts, this comic cafe is a must visit for book lovers.

Leaping Windows type service is one of a kind in Mumbai. They rent out comic books to whoever wants to read them, as they believe renting is much cheaper than buying. They also believe that renting out novels encourages people to read more and often.

The other day I happened to visit this cafe and found it to be fun and extremely lively! That is exactly why am writing a review on it. A big shout out to Leaping Windows for great food, amazing ambience, eye-candy graphics and most interesting comics, a lot of comics!

So, here is everything you would want to know about Leaping Windows Cafe:

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Leaping Windows address: 3 Corner View, Dr. Ashok Chopra Marg, Off Yari Road, Opp. Bianca Towers, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai.

Must Have Food: Oreo Milkshake, Sinful Hot Chocolate, Fruit Fairy, Spicy Potato Wedges, Say Cheese, Chocolate Hazelnut Decadence.

Opening Hours: 10 am till 12 Midnight.

Cuisine: Italian, European Cafe

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first time when I went there, I found the place to be hunky-dory. I liked how the sitting was divided into four sections, one is outside the cafe, and the other three are inside the Leaping Windows cafe. The inside area is divided into three sections, one is a proper cafe type place with tables and graphic walls, the one is where the library is situated (underground) and the one on the top has floor sittings and crazy graphics! Unfortunately, I couldn’t click many pictures of the cafe but, here are some of them-

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Leaping windows is a warm, gorgeous place with mismatched furniture, cushions, and random graphics on the wall. Comics is the one thing that is holding the entire cafe together. If it weren’t for the comics, most people would spend half their time in the cafe figuring out the relation between ‘a tin-tin cushion’ and ‘the illustrated menu’.

One could spend hours just looking around, specially if you are fascinated by graphics or if comics have been an essential company to you as you grew up.

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The Leaping windows Comic cafe has more than 100 comics and little corners where you can sit and read. With so many graphics and comics, your creative side is bound to come up. Got time? You now know where to spend it!

Overall, Leaping Windows (Versova) is a great place to eat in. The best part is;

There is ‘Free WiFi’!

So, why is the wait?

Go for it, now!